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GAGB 2014: Mow a meadow!

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Hidden : Sunday, 14 September 2014
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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This is just one of the many events to be be held across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands as part of the GAGB Annual CITO weekend - which this year is concentrating on the conservational side of CITO.

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CITO events are not all about collecting Trash

Come along and help mow a meadow ... with a scythe

Sunday 14th September 2014 (11am to 3pm)

 

Slader’s Leigh, a Local Nature Reserve, is a limestone flower meadow with many lowland limestone wild flowers; the habitat is maintained by cutting and raking the vegetation at the end of the summer flowering – that’s about now.

  The technique

 * Using a scythe is called mowing  (link to wikipedia)


The Mendip Society is very dependent on volunteer help and this year I am hoping that there will be lots of geocachers to help scythe and rake the 1.7 acres as this is the most eco friendly way to manage the meadow.

Sladers Leigh

 

If you would like to try your hand at this safe, rhythmic, relaxing countryside skill there will be expert scythers on hand to help and encourage you, with easy to use, light weight Austrian scythes.

However, if you don't want to scythe, then you will be able to help rake up and move the cuttings.

 Raking

It is easier when the weather is damp, so don't worry if it is (or has been) raining (although we would prefer a nice sunny day!)

Children must be tall enough to handle the scythes properly.

 

Bring along a picnic lunch and drinks - and even a camping chair or rug

Photos provided by Judith Tranter, Slader's Leigh LNR

 

The GAGB

The Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB) was established in 2003 to provide a national geocaching organisation and serve as a UK point of contact for geocachers, landowners, the media and others with an interest in geocaching.

As part of it's 10th anniversary last year, it was decided to hold a CITO weekend which has now become an annual event. It would be great to see more of these icons pop up across the country and for other members to hold their own events where it is not feasible to attend one that a committee member has organised. There is a lot more information about what we do, including the landowner database, comprehensive event listings and forums at www.gagb.org.uk    If you would like to get involved follow the link and find our contact details.




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